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Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnificence.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/autohistorian/5073817488

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Celluloid trivia:

......Cary Grant also boards one in the classic "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" .

The Scenicruiser seen in "NORTH BY NORTHWEST", interestingly, shows "INDIANAPOLIS" displayed on the destination curtain; this sign was created by the film studio.

The bus itself was K-2334; the scene was was filmed in East Bakersfield, California, but was supposed to depict a desolate crossroads in Indiana.

As was noted in "GREYHOUND SCENICRUISER" (McNally/Rayman), "....a western coach would not have had 'Indianapolis' readily available on the destination sign...."

"NYO"


Now you're talking about my all-time favorite movie...I've seen it so many times, I know most of the lines... Smile
Grant's character, Roger Thornhill, was actually getting off the Scenicruiser, at "Prairie Stop, Highway 41"...He talked to a stranger across the road that was waiting to get on a northbound bus, A Flxible Visicoach, painted green.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

ANY film in which features Cary Grant AND vintage buses is AAAA++++++ with yours truly!! Wink

CG also starred in "A Touch Of Mink" (1963), with Doris Day, which featured a brief scene shot at the old GREYHOUND terminal opposite Penn Station (4104's, here!); I had mentioned this film earlier in this discussion.

AFAIK, the first Hollywood flick to truly feature GREYHOUND was the 1934 comedy hit, "It Happened One Night", starring the lovely Claudette Colbert and the dashing Clark Gable; this classic film really allows us to see GREYHOUND as it was in the mid-1930's, when big, beefy, brawny, front-engined 'Hounds ruled the GREYHOUND fleet (YOU had to be a TOUGH guy yourself, to handle those massive brutes, in an era shy of both automatic transmissions and power steering!)

The deep-throated, gutsy growl of those early 'Hounds in that film remind me well of the old ACF-BRILL coaches that Mom and I Used to ride on the old #22 DE CAMP line from JSQ, out to visit my aunt and uncle, who then lived in West Orange, well over 50 years ago......sweet, sweet music, indeed! Very Happy

I have a DVD that features several vintage GREYHOUND "short subjects", from the late 1940's through the 50's......man, oh, man, to go back to the halcyon days of SILVERSIDES and SCENICRUISERS, if only for a day....(!!) Shocked

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1967's Don Knotts "THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT", we get to see our favorite former ex-Mayberry deputy boarding a SCENICRUISER (as his character had a massive phobia of flying, he clearly felt much safer aboard a GREYHOUND!) Wink

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_306398-GMC-PD-4501.html

(courtesy: imcdb.org)
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might add that while 1954 to 1956 is only 2 years long, the production of the Scenicruiser did not end at the beginning of 1956 so they were built in 1954, 1955 and 1956 making that 3 years
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